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The Juice Box Bully Activities and Lesson Plans for 2022

Teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for The Juice Box Bully will love this post. It includes tons of helpful information about the book as well as resource recommendations. All of this will help you save time planning and prepping your next interactive read aloud lesson.

With themes of anger management, bullying, and apologizing, this The Juice Box Bully picture book by Bob Sornson is a favorite in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms. Your students will love it too!

Engage Your Students with The Juice Box Bully Lesson Plans & Activities in 3 Easy Steps:

  1. Read a summary of The Juice Box Bully.
  2. Check out the teaching ideas for reading comprehension strategies, grammar topics and social emotional learning skills that can be taught using this children’s book.
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THE JUICE BOX BULLY SUMMARY

The Juice Box Bully is about a new student Pete who joins his new classroom and isn’t kind to his classmates. He uses harsh words when he talks to his classmates and he steals a ball from kids who are using it during recess. When the other students tell him about the promise they made as a class to be kind and stand up for others he says that their rules are dumb and he doesn’t care. 

One day in the lunchroom Pete squirts Ruby with juice and it gets all over her shirt. Ruby gets very upset and tells Pete that she is going to tell everyone how mean he is and make sure he doesn’t have any friends. Ralph stands up for Pete and reminds Ruby that they don’t treat people like that in their class. Pete has never had anyone stand up for him before and he realizes that it is better to be nice and follow the promise they made as a class. Ruby and Pete apologize to each other and move forward. 

THE JUICE BOX BULLY LESSON PLAN IDEAS

Each of our 400+ Starts With a Story book companions come with a teacher’s guide to make lesson planning quick and easy, printable worksheets and digital resources that cover ALL of the standards-based reading comprehension skills.

When it comes to writing lesson plans and finding activities for The Juice Box Bully, we’ve already done all of the heavy lifting for you.

We found this book was especially good at teaching the topics listed below.

READING COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS

The text-based The Juice Box Bully reading comprehension questions focus on:

  • making predictions 
  • analyzing character 
  • author’s purpose 
  • making connections
  • identifying theme | message | moral 

LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS

We found this story to be a great SEL picture book to promote: 

  • bullying
  • apologizing
  • anger management 

GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY

  • pronouns
  • quotation marks
  • synonyms 

THE JUICE BOX BULLY ACTIVITIES

You’ll receive all of the following resources aligned to the story:

  • comprehension questions
  • 30 writing prompts with themed paper
  • vocabulary activities
  • word study print & go activities
  • ideas for grammar lessons with focus sentence printables
  • social emotional learning discussion topics
  • graphic organizers to target specific comprehension skills and strategies
The Juice Box Bully book companion
elementary teacher asking her students a question about the picture book she is reading

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BOOK INFO FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS

What are the reading levels for The Juice Box Bully?

  • Lexile® Measure: 550-575
  • Guided Reading Level: M
  • DRA Level: 28
  • Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 3-3.2

Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?

The book was written by Bob Sornson. It was illustrated by Maria Dismondy.

What genre is The Juice Box Bully?

It is a fiction book. You may want to check out our genre activities or read our blog post, How to Teach Genre to Elementary Students.

How many pages are in the book?

The story is 32 pages long.

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